Germany, Elaiza, 1

Elaiza came out of nowhere, won the German wildcard, got the chance to take part in the Unser Song Für Dänemark final and eventually brought home the crown. For Elzbieta, Yvonne and Natalie—the women of Elaiza—it’s a real Cinderella story. Now they have a chance to perform in front of millions of Europeans with their song ‘Is It Right?’

But was it right for them to win? The public chose them over some proper German superstars. Rockabilly group The Baseballs have had major success all around the Europe, and goth rock group Unheilig went triple platinum in Germany with their latest album. Would either of them have been a better choice?

A big name doesn’t always guarantee success. Last year Germany’s most successful eurodance group Cascada placed a dismal 21st in the grand final. Celebrity can’t shield you from shade! And being unknown actually has its advantages. We all remember how Lena rose from obscurity to win in 2010 (and to later make amazing douche commercials). Could that happen again?

Let us know in the comments box below!

Is It Right lyrics – Elaiza

He’s gotta pen in his hand
a piece of paper starin’ back
He could write like a man
a novel life back on track

Maybe drama, or a poem
but still he doesn’t know
the time is ticking in his ear
the holy silence dissappears

Is it right or is it wrong??
I can’t go on! you can’t go on!
If you say yes…or even no,
you don’t know how and where to go

She turns over and looks at him
she tries to feel, and can’t feel anything
but it’s so hard to say goodbye,
even when you know, that it’s right.

When it’s all not what you thought
and a friendship is not enough
when you long to feel alive
and take the chance to give it up

Is it right or is it wrong?
I can’t go on, you can’t go on
If you say yes, or even no,
you don’t know how and where to go

I know, it’s not easy to decide,
to find your own direction
Oh, the risk is too high
but you can’t hide

Is it right or is it wrong?
I can go on, you can go on
If you say yes, or even no,
you don’t know how and where to go

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blancolån
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Whenn I innitially commented I appear to have clicked on tthe -Notify me when new
commments are added- checkbox and frkm now on whenever a comment is aadded I
receive four emails with the same comment. There hass to be a way you are able to remove me
from that service? Many thanks!

Tiggeh
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Unheilig and Santianos had some of the best songs in Unser song fur Danemark.

NargizAZE
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My favourite from USFD was Oceana with her “Thank you”, but I also like “Is it right”! I think that they will be in Top 10. Good luck to them (:

David
Guest

I think Elaiza was the best choice, since they managed to delight the audience who mostly did not know the band instantly. That will be a big advantage in Copenhagen!

Be invited to read about my six favourites for the Eurovision throne 2014: http://www.tinyurl.com/davidseurovisionfavourites 🙂

SJ
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Better choice wili be Unheilig – “Wir sind alle wie eins”. Last year huge mistake with Saint Lu and song Craving Germany had potencial to be in TOP 5.

Jordan
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@Armond

I absolutely agree with you on that. Cascada finishing 21st was one of the biggest crimes committed at Eurovision last year. I mean it was technically the jury’s fault. Germany came 16th in the televotes, but the jury decided to place them 20th. Had Germany been placed 12th by the jury, then I’m sure Cascada would have finished a lot higher. What can you expect though? The Top 10 says it all…

Timselvision
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I’m from the Netherlands – Germany’s little neighbour – and Germany is one of my favorite countries, but this one? I can’t even wait till the song is over. In my opinion, this is a terrible song. I’m sorry, it’s the last place in the final worthy in my opinion.

Armond
Guest

I absolutely love this song but unfortunately it won’t do well. And Cascada finishing 21st is the biggest crime ever commited in Eurovision.

Losyak
Guest

Decent song. Strong field this year…

Robyn
Guest

Jordan – the three-minute rule is one of the essential standards of the competition. If a longer song doesn’t sound good cut down to three minutes, then it’s the wrong song for Eurovision and the country should choose another song that suits the format.

suzy will win
Guest

germany is better at making cars

Anthony
Guest

I’m with D on this one. I would have preferred Madeline Juno to represent Germany this year, although “Is It Right?” is growing on me already.

Jordan
Guest

And this is why I absolutely LOATH the three minute rule. The original version of “Is It Right?” is MUCH better than the heavily butchered version…

Easpag
Guest

I would have said Madeline Juno, but her live performance was absolutely shocking. If you can’t perform live, go don’t deserve to win it. Elaiza was the right choice. Made even better by the fact Unheilig didn’t win.

D
Guest

I think Madeline Juno had winning potential for the whole contest. Really surprised she was eliminated in the first round. “Like Lovers Do” would’ve topped my list this year.

suzy will win
Guest

it was wrong

JeanM.
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I actually preferred pretty much all of them. I liked weil du da bist by das gezeichnete ich the best. Although I don’t mind Elaiza at all and really hope Germany does well. This song is better than so many this year.